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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A malignant tumor of the central nervous system, usually occurring in the cerebrum of adults.

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  • n. A fast-growing, malignant tumor of the brain

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  • n. a fast-growing malignant brain tumor composed of spongioblasts; nearly always fatal

Etymologies

gli(a) + blastoma.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • But the most malignant kind -- and we do not know what type of brain tumor exactly this is, other than to say malignant glioma, but unfortunately the most common kind is something we call glioblastoma multiforme.

    CNN Transcript May 20, 2008

  • The FDA approved the device specifically for a tumor type known as glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer.

    FDA clears first-of-a-kind device for brain cancer

  • George, who wrote most of his works, including more than a dozen Broadway shows, in collaboration with his elder brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin, died at the age of 38, diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor known as glioblastoma multiforme.

    Zachary Quinto to Star in George Gershwin Biopic… Could This Be Spielberg’s Next Film? | /Film

  • The experience of doctors treating a rare and deadly brain tumor called glioblastoma, which afflicts 10,000 people a year and is almost always fatal, seems to some to provide evidence for a rebound effect.

    Questions Swirl Around Avastin

  • Researchers will also begin testing the drug in other cancers with similar molecular glitches: a rare intestinal cancer, a brain tumor called glioblastoma and small-cell lung cancer.

    A Cancer 'Smart Bomb'

  • He was a neurosurgeon who got diagnosed with a glioblastoma, which is the most aggressive form of brain cancer.

    CNN Transcript Jun 2, 2008

  • In the papers that came out this week, researchers provide a detailed blueprint of tiny genetic mutations that appear to be linked to two of the most lethal cancers: pancreatic cancer and a brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme.

    In Long-Awaited Maps of Cancer,

  • The most aggressive called a glioblastoma, multiform, which is highly aggressive and carries a very poor prognosis.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2008

  • Testing for XL184 is most advanced for thyroid cancer, but it is also in human studies for a brain cancer known as glioblastoma and for lung cancer.

    Bristol-Myers, Biotech Firm to Develop Cancer Drugs

  • But when talking about the most malignant of all tumors, known as the glioblastoma, there are very few options for patients right now.

    CNN Transcript Jun 3, 2008

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